Sunday, October 01, 2006

Secret Pal 9! Questionnaire

I'm so excited!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? So far my favorite has been Socks that Rock. I mostly knit with Knitpicks yarn because I know I like it and I don't have a LYS within 75 miles. :( I'm not a big fan of the cotton.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Store them? As in unused needles? HA! In the rare occasion that every needle in the house does not have a WIP on it, they go in a glass jar.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I have been knitting for a bit over a year, and I taught myself. I guess I'd consider myself intermediate, but I don't shy away from advanced techniques/patterns, and I love trying new things.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Why yes, yes I do.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Gardenia is my favorite. I like citrusy scents and floral scents. I'm not to fond of sweet scents, like vanilla.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Do I ever. I like anything chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I'm a new spinner.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like country. *paranoid look* Yes, my computer and DVD/CD player can play MP3s.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love blue and purple and green. I really don't care for orange.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married. I have four-year-old twins (boy and girl) and a two-year-old girl. We have a cat and dog.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? No, not really. It's too warm here for that kind of stuff.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? SOCKS! And lace shawls.

13. What are you knitting right now? What am I not knitting right now? LOL A few pairs of socks, Flashy Lace from Knitty, Lizard Ridge from Knitty, and two lace shawls.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Looooooooove it!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer circulars and DPNs, and I like them as slick as can be. I mostly use Addis and Knitpicks needles. I have found that I like Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs, but other bamboo DPNs drive me batty.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Oh my. Over a year old.

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween!

19. Is there anything that you collect? Dust bunnies? No, not really.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have no knitting mag subscriptions. I do love IK's designs. Vogue, not so much. I really love the Heeere be Dragones shawl pattern, and I'm dying to try some laceweight. I have been hesitant to order any because the last time my package was in limbo forever, and it took almost two months to get to me. I'd like to try some Kidsilk Haze, Trekking, Shepherd Sock and CTH Supersock, and Koigu because everyone always raves about those.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I'm just getting started in modular knitting. I'd like to do more fair isle, too. I've done a tiny bit of entrelac, and for some reason I have it in my head that I MUST knit an afghan for my couch, and if I do I want it to be entrelac.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yeppers! I've never actually measured my foot. Hmm. I wear a size 9 shoe, and I do have a wide foot but I normally knit sock patterns as is or even a little narrower because I really like them snug.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) March 10th.

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